Criminal Possession of Marijuana

While similar to ‘Unlawful’ possession of marijuana, criminal possession is a more serious charge with more significant punishments for a conviction. Being charged with criminal possession carries the risk of having your entire life affected for many years to come. Don’t dismiss these charges as insignificant, or you could pay the price down the line. David Galison has the experience in New York criminal courts to come to your aid in this case.

Criminal possession of marijuana involves the marijuana either burning in a public place, or being open to public view. There are different classifications for these charges, depending on the amount of marijuana you are charged with being in possession of.

Criminal Marijuana Possession in the 5th Degree

When the amount of marijuana is measured to be more than 25 grams but less than 2 ounces, the charge will typically be brought has a Class B misdemeanor.

Criminal Marijuana Possession in the 4th Degree

If the amount of marijuana rises to between 2 and 8 ounces, the charge can be a Class A Misdemeanor.

The punishments for both of these charges are usually fines and possibly community service. Only in cases of habitual offenders or extreme amounts will jail time be a possibility.

Contact our offices today at 516-242-4477 for a free consultation into your case. David Galison would be happy to get to work in your defense, and you should leave no stone unturned in fighting these charges. You will experience many complications in your life as a result of a conviction, so your effort in defending yourself is well worth it.